Ritchie Blackmore

Ritchie Blackmore is a British guitarist best known for his work with the legendary rock bands Deep Purple and Rainbow.

Ritchie Blackmore launched a million other guitarists with the Deep Purple track Fire on the Water. That is the first riff new guitarists probably learn. It may be simple, but it is effective, something we should all remember. Ritchie and Purple came for the UK Blues Boom era.


With his virtuosic playing, intricate solos, and innovative use of classical influences, Blackmore became one of the most influential guitarists of the 1970s and beyond.

Hits like "Smoke on the Water," "Highway Star," and "Stargazer" showcase his powerful riffing and melodic sensibility, earning him a place among the greatest guitarists in the history of rock music.

Blackmore's distinctive playing style and uncompromising approach to music have left an indelible mark on the world of rock guitar.

Songs: Smoke On The Water, Burn, Stargazer

Gear: Fender Stratocaster   

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